It is not always easy to be a company or person responsible for a construction project. Indeed, the occupational risks existing in all sectors of activity, that of the construction is one of the most subject to work accidents. And to ensure the safety and health of the workers and visitors on site, certain rules should not be imposed on the subject of transgression.
Why is the risk high on a construction site?
Various reasons may justify the high risk rate on a construction site. These include: the large number of workers present simultaneously on the site; The nature of equipment, construction equipment and other machines used: mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical, corrosive, sound, cutting ... the deplusion of the ground; Altitude work; The presence of many small metal debris; Direct exposure to high heat or cold . That's why many resources are needed to ensure security.
Security on a site: who is responsible for it?
The safety of construction professionals from the construction of construction is the most responsibility of the construction company or the manager in charge of the site. Legally, it is the first to be implicated in case of accident. For this, it has the obligation to take the appropriate security measures and to ensure strict compliance. And for this actual, it can regularly organize information sessions and staff training, but also make prints illustrating all security measures to be respected on the site that will have to be systematically read by any new person entering the construction site.
Rules or security measures to be set up
Among the security measures to be established on a site, we note the port or the establishment of protective equipment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) These equipments are used to personally protect the one that wears them against dangers as well as amenities on a construction site. In this category, we can cite: the helmets: they generally protect the wearer against injuries or shocks caused by falls, collisions against objects, splashes of caustic material, and even by flames. The glasses: they provide eye protection against radiation or projections. Shoes and boots: to protect feet against risks of any kind. They must comply with current standards and property. Protective clothing: They prevent mechanical aggression (cuts, scratches), chemical (burns by chemical agents) and thermal (cold, heat, fire). The gloves: the hands being very solicited on a construction site, they are more prone to the risk of perforation, burning, cut, and tear. It is therefore important to protect them with gloves, headlines and other accessories. Hearing protections: These are plugs and shells protecting the ears against noise pollution. Masks: These are devices that protect the respiratory tract against harmful particles and pathogens. Falling devices: ropes, winders, harnesses, carabiners and others protect falling risk workers.